Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Our New Niece

My brother Josh and his wife Cali received a wonderful Blessing/Gift for Christmas this year. Oakland Mae Hinckley was born on December 1, 2009 at 10:50 am. She weighed 7 lbs 15 oz. 18 in. long. She is a beautiful baby. Click here to see for your self. As some of you may know this is their 2nd child. Their first child baby MAC was stillborn about 1 1/2 years ago. I was lucky enough to be at the hospital for both births. They were both so special in their own ways, 2 amazing blessings that I will never forget. I believe Mac guided Oakland safely to Josh and Cali. I am so grateful to Josh, Cali, Mac and Oakland for the many things they have taught me. You guys are the best! Congratulations you guys!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Meet Jake the Snake

This is Jake the Snake. The first words out of Brock's mouth was "I scared". But as you can see he wasn't scared enough not to hold him. He was funny to watch. He would go touch Jake and then back away quickly and repeat "I scared". It was pretty cute. Brock has NO FEAR.

Family "Night's" Fun

Last Monday we headed to the Flash game to see if Micheal Jordan was going to take on Bryon Russell. Ya, no show for MJ. We weren't surprised. It was fun though. Brock also had a blast until his head got stuck between the seats. He was stuck for a good 30 sec. until we finally freed him. He had a good indent in his forehead. All and all it was fun!

Car rides are fun for the Fam. We sing songs, dance, laugh, count to 10, and sometimes argue. There's never a dull moment.

Brock loves to try on daddy's boots. He doesn't get very far when he tries to walk.

Brock's first bloody nose. This kid is rough and tough.

Lights Off = Glow Stick Fun

This was a fun game. Brock was so amazed by the neon lights. He figured out all by him self to spin the glow stick in a circle. He was so proud.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Time of Being Thankful

This time of year I always try to reflect on what I am Thankful for. I have so much to be Thankful for.....

#1 on my list is my husband. He is such a wonderful husband and Father. He has come to really understand who I am and is patience with me of my many mistakes. Thank you for all you do. I Love You my Rand!

#2 on my list is Brock's Birth-Mother and Birth-Father for the sacrifice they made. There is truly not a day that goes by that I don't think of them. They are one of my many Hero's in life. Thank You for the gift you gave me.....Motherhood.

#3 on my list is BROCK. A lot of people ask me if "I think of Brock as my own child?" The answer is "YES". He was meant to come into our family. I felt that way the moment I held him in my arms in Arizona. He is so special that Heavenly Father provided away for him to come into our family. Adoption is amazing and anyone that has adopted will understand what I am talking about. It's all about love. Heather (Brocks' Birth-Mother) loves Brock. She wanted the best for him. Brock is a great Blessing in our lives. I want to share with you some of the funny phrases he says. Of course it's cuter when you hear his sweet voice say it.

Hold you
I scared
Daddy farted
Ank you (Thank you)
Mommy go get it
Mommy hold you
I no want it
Go ni-night
Andre Kirilinko
Mommy sad
Mommy happy
It's funny
My blankey

Those are a few. Brock we are so Thankful and Blessed to have you in our family. We Love You!

#4 on the list is Family. It's wonderful to have family who are close and get along. They all have helped us out and I am so Grateful for that. Thank you.

I am also Thankful to my Grand Parents. A couple of weeks ago on November 7, 2009, my Grandpa Arnold Cornell Green passed away. He was the last of my Grand Parents. He was 90 years old and had an incredible life of service. He was a former Sealer in the Temple and it was a great honor to have him Seal Randy and I on June 10, 2000, and also when we adopted Brock he was able to seal us together as a family for Time and all Eternity. I will never forget those precious memories I have of him.

My Grandpa and Brock on July 26, 2008, the day of Brocks' Sealing. Brock was 6 months old.

My Grandma and Grandpa were married in the Laie Temple in Hawaii. I know it was a great reunion for them on the day of my Grandpas' passing. My Grandma and Grandpa were great examples to me through out my life. I miss them both. I look forward to the day to see them again.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's Halloween Time

Halloween is one of my FAVORITE Holiday's. I loved it as a child. I have some great memories and traditions that I hope can be passed to Brock. This year Brock is a TIGER..


Randy and I are an outlet and plug. I thought sense Randy is in the construction business this would suit us great....HA HA!! We have 3 Halloween Parties this year! I will post a video of them soon.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

It's Game Time

Brock is at the age where he constantly needs to be entertained. Without siblings to play with, it leaves me to do the entertaining. Which I LOVE, don't get me wrong. We are kinda worn out with going to parks, coloring, riding bikes, singing songs, reading books, and watching Elmo. He is getting board of all of his toys. So, I was thinking of more ways I could entertain him, when I got an amazing idea. I pulled out every ones friend, the search engine GOOGLE. Yes, I googled games for toddlers. I was amazed how many links pulled up. I wanted to play games that would keep him learning and let his imagination take over. The games I am playing now came from Fisher Price. Click here. There are many online games plus indoor/outdoor games to play. So I tried one........This game is the paper game. You get all kinds of different papers around the house. Computer paper, tin foil, wax paper, wrapping paper, construction paper, plastic wrap etc. Sit your child in a chair and had them one paper at a time. Let them do what they want with it. As you keep handing them paper they can feel the different textures, and nosies it makes. Show them how to fold and crinkle the paper. Brock seriously had a blast. We made paper airplanes, which he thought was the coolest thing ever! Here are some pictures of the fun we had.

These games have been a life saver. It's only 1/2 hour of the day, but he loves game time! I do too.

Utah State Fair

We had a blast this year at the State Fair. We ate yummy food, saw animals, and road some rides. Nothing like seeing things for the first time through kids eyes.

Brock's favorite animal was the cow...MOO!!

He loved the pony ride. The whole time on the ride he said "Nae".

Daddy just had to take him on the Puff-the-magic-dragon roller-coaster. It was his favorite ride. When he got off he said "again". "more". "again".

Daddy also took him on the Helicopter ride. Bye-bye Mommy!

Mommy likes the slow rides. It was fun to see him look out over the fair grounds when we reached the top. He was not scared one bit.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Brock's 1st Sleep-Over

This is Brock's first official sleep-over with Uncle Darrin, Aunt Naleta, and Cousin Nicole. He did not seem to know what was going on at all.

I packed him up with everything he would need. Clothes, diapers & wipes, swim suit, shoes, toys, books, and most important his snacks. We had to lean him against the wall because the back pack weighed more than he did and would pull him down. He loved it though.

Bye, Bye Mommy and Daddy! I will miss you!..NOT!! I think we missed him more than he missed us. While Brock was away, Randy and I ended up painting our home exterior doors Musket Brown. They look awesome. (We should have went to Park City or something). We love Brock very much, but it was nice just to have Randy & I alone. There WILL definitely be a next time.

Thank You Darrin, Naleta & Nicole. We hope you had fun!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Brock at 18 Months

Brock is a very busy 18 month old. He loves to be dirty, and so fun to watch. We took him to his 18 month doctors appointment and here are the results....

Weight-26.5 lbs. 61%

Length-33.75 in. 87%

Head circumference-19 in. 64%

He is doing wonderful!! Brock is starting to talk more and more. These are some of the words he can say....Milk, Strawberry, Banana, Cookie, Shoes, Tricycle, Bicycle, Eyes, Elmo, Einstein, Baby, More, Please, Thank you, Truck, Nose, Teeth, Ears, Ring, and Popsicle. I will stop there. He is learning all of the family members names and can point them out. He is starting to learn colors. We are very proud of him!! Oh, he loves to give hugs and kisses a lot. He is so funny he will give me a kiss and then kiss my arm, hand, leg, shoe and anything else he sees. Very affectionate little boy. We love him so much:)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Our Weekend Project

We painted Brock's room!! I have been wanting to do this for awhile now. Our theme for the room is Flags and Sailboats. My mom and I went to pottery barn kids and looked in the clearance and found this cute quilt. Thank you so much Mom!! I am not very creative when it comes to decorating. My mind turned as to what I wanted his room to look like. This is what I came up with. You be the judge.

Randy got started hanging bead-board and creating a shelf to go above it. It turned out just as I imagined it would. Thanks Rand! I got busy painting. I thought it would take a couple of days, but we got it done all in one day. Thanks to Randy again for lending a hand. F.Y.I-He hates painting. We decided to go with two shades of Blue for the walls and match the bead-board and shelf with our trim and door color. I was so nervous about the colors, but it turned out pretty cute. I think. Here is the result.


We also put Brock into a toddler bed. We thought with all the confusion with switching rooms and painting, why not do everything at once. He is doing great! He is really proud that he can get in and out of his bed all by him self. He loves it! (the quilt will look a lot cuter when we get a twin bed:)



Tuesday, July 7, 2009

FuN, fUn, ANd mOrE fuN

FuN wITh bRySon

Brock and Bryson love to jump off the couches on to the pillows. It is great entertainment!

ThE 1sT DAy oF NUrsErYHooray! Brock is in Nursery. He did so good his first day. He went right in without even crying. When it was time for a snack he was first in line. The biggest smile was on his face when we went to pick him up. It was awesome!

ThE SplAsh pARk

This was one of our Terrific Tuesday's. Brock seemed to be more interested in the garbage that was all over the ground than the water. He really pays attention to detail. I wonder what he is going to be when he grows up?

bABy MaC's biRThDaY aT wIlLArd bAY

Josh and Cali decided this year to celebrate Mac's Birthday on the Lake. It was a great idea. We had a Blast!! Happy Birthday Mac!

tHE hOglE zOo

This is the only picture I got at the zoo...Lame I know. I had so much fun watching Brock's reactions to all the animals, I forgot to take pictures. His favorite was the Zebra's, he was laughing so hard at them. I really don't know why, but it was cute.

cHeRrY HiLl

PeTtIng ZoO aT ThAnKsgiVInG PoINt